Sometimes I feel like I’m the NY Times’ Bitch because so many of the leads I get for blog postings comes directly from their online news service.
For example! Today they have an article about…Bird Flu [ominous music, kettle drums, etc]. Specifically about some questions raised by researchers into the 1918 Influenze epidemic that killed so many people. Questions such as, “Does the H5N1 virus actually have the capability to cause a human Pandemic?” and “What bird did the 1918 bird-type flu come from?”
It seems that there are some things about the current bird flu scare that no one has mentioned in my hearing. Such as that a large number or rural asians already have antibodies to H5N1, meaning they’ve already been exposed ergo no large pandemic.
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